2022 - 2023 Season Announced!
This fall you'll experience non-stop energy as these Newsies fight for their rights. This Disney musical is filled with songs that will have you jumping out of your seats!
Senior Directed One Acts
Join us in January to see some Seniors take the Director's chair for one night and put on their own One Act plays.
This tragic tale of a group of women who are fighting for justice as they tell their story of the harmful business practices that impact their lives forever, in the story of Radium Girls
2022 JESTER AWARD NOMINATIONS
Potter fans go crazy for Puffs
For any Harry Potter fan, they will go crazy for PUFFS which provides a fast paced, non-stop experience as the show rushes through all 7 years of magical experience at a certain school of magic and magic. Follow the students from the Puffs house as they watch this well known story from a different point of view. Filled with Potter "easter eggs" and laughs, the students did a fantastic job keeping up with high energy show.
Matilda Earns Jester Award Honors & Noms
The A.J. Steinberg Auditorium could barely contain all the energy and magic coming from the production of Matilda. Featuring 30 students both from SVHS and SVMS, everyone lit up the stage with some big dance numbers, fantastic songs and tremendous acting. They definitely told this story in a way that made Smoky Valley Theater proud. Matilda also received 13 Jester Award honors & 4 nominations for Lighting, Choreography, Sound & Directing.
A Different Kind of Musical with PIPPIN
Smoky Valley Theater presented PIPPIN as their Spring musical, March 11, 12, 13, 2021. Students took on challenging choreography and an ambitious story and delivered a show that raised the bar for Smoky Valley Theater. It was a fantastic show that brought the audience costumes, lights and magic that will be remembered for a long time to come. To take an in-depth look, check out our production photos.
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play in "On The Air" This Fall
With a challenging start to the school year in 2020, we had to get creative on how to continue to offer a great theater experience in a safe way. For the Fall show of 2020, we produced Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. This staged production let people see and hear some of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thrillers. Actors were masked and staged 6 feet part at their individual microphones as they voiced the characters of each story. "This was actually a perfect show to do during COVID because it didn't require any blocking or movement and kept student's socially distant" said Director Eric Lundstrom. While the cast did run into a roadblock when the district moved to remote learning 1 week before the show, the cast was able to push their opening date back a week and still have a terrific performance. The show was open to a very limited number of family in the audience and was offered On-Demand for those in the community to watch. Take a look at the behind the scenes look of the show produced by Lindsborg's Dala Town.
Meet Our Directors
Eric Lundstrom is an '02 Smoky Valley Alumni who spent the majority of his High School career heavily involved both Theater & Forensics. After graduation, Eric attended Baker University on a Theater scholarship and graduated in '06 with a major in Speech Communications. In 2011 Eric moved back to Lindsborg with his family. Since Eric has been back he has been actively involved in Broadway RFD where he has directed 3 Summer musicals (Wizard of Oz, Beauty & The Beast & Into The Woods), 1 Winter musical in collaboration with Bethany College (Sondheim on Sondheim) and 1 dinner theater (Love Letters). Eric works at Pfizer in McPherson and when not directing he likes to travel with his wife Erin and 3 kids (Carter, Beckett & Harper).
Joining Eric in this role is Angela Dolezal as the Assistant Director/Choreographer. Angela and Eric have partnered together on many previous shows for Broadway RFD where Angela serves as a Board Member and former Board President. Angela's dance background has been a true asset to designing the choreography for our 2021 Spring musical. When not helping with Smoky Valley Theater also Coaches the SV Wildfires and works as the Assistant to the Athletic Director at SVHS. She is married to her husband Ben and have 2 girls (Lauren & Erin).
Eric Lundstrom - Director
Angela Dolezal - Asst. Director